Category Archives: royalty

record labels


7. Prince and The New Power Generation. 1992.

7 45

on your sleeve

Dirty Diana

Dirty Diana. Michael Jackson. 1987.

That other dude on the rear cover is Steve Stevens, Billy Idol‘s long time guitarist. He seems to have fit MJ’s idea of rock and roll with all of those buckles and zippers.

Dirty Diana rear

pen to paper

Letter from Ronald Reagan to Michael Jackson after Michael was hospitalized for burns sustained when Pepsi tried to kill him. Below MJ visiting a fellow patient during his treatment at the Brotman Memorial Hospital.

who’s a man that we admire

Tom and Vance

Tuesday is about to become Wednesday for the last time tonight in Newbridge, New Jersey as broadcasting great (and a man that we admire), Tom Scharpling brings the glorious 13-year, 562 episode run of The Best Show on WFMU in for a landing. If you aren’t a listener, you’ve been missing out (and some of my posts over the past few days may have left you scratching your head). Tonight is your last chance to listen live. Do so on WFMU, East Orange; WMFU, Mount Hope; WNYX, Montgomery; worldwide on the worldwide web at and in Rockland County at 91.9 FM.

way back


First Queen of the Movies, Carmencita, a music hall favorite, dancing for the Kinetoscope at West Orange in 1894.


LA Gear


on your sleeve

Pop Life

Pop Life. Prince and the Revolution. 1985.